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battle-over-trepca-strains-kosovo-serbia-relations-11-27-2016 Analysis 28 Nov 16

Battle Over Trepca Strains Kosovo-Serbia Relations

The dispute over the Trepca complex is becoming one of the biggest stumbling blocks in Kosovo-Serbia relations - but the issue has been smouldering for decades.

kosovo-serbia-brezovica-case-conundrum-11-10-2016 Analysis 11 Nov 16

Kosovo, Serbia: Brezovica Case Conundrum

The failed privatisation of Brezovica ski complex reveals the density of legal and political battles between Belgrade and Pristina over assets in Kosovo.

kosovo-and-serbia-tussle-over-yugoslav-assets-11-04-2016 Analysis 07 Nov 16

Kosovo and Serbia Tussle Over Yugoslav Assets

Kosovo’s privatisation process remains dogged by disputes with Serbia over who holds the right over companies established during the Yugoslav era.

for-serbia-s-pm-kosovo-is-just-a-campaign-tool-10-28-2016 Comment 28 Oct 16

For Serbia’s PM, Kosovo is Just a Campaign Tool

The recent dramas in Serbia over Kosovo should not fool anyone; for Vucic, the ‘southern province’ issue is just a tool in a non-stop election campaign.

highs-and-downs-in-relations-between-listasrpska-and-kosovo-institutions-10-11-2016 profile 19 Oct 16

Serb Party Pushes Belgrade’s Agenda in Kosovo

The main Kosovo Serb party’s boycott of parliament shows that its decisions are guided by Belgrade, while also highlighting Pristina political leaders’ inability to integrate the country’s Serb minority.

kosovo-s-privatisation-process-obstructed-by-serbia-10-13-2016 Analysis 17 Oct 16

Kosovo’s Privatisation Process Obstructed by Serbia

Kosovo’s efforts to privatise state companies from the Yugoslav era have continued to face strong opposition from Serbia, which has been seeking to assert control over key assets in its former province.

kosovo-serbia-agreements-were-doomed-from-the-start-10-10-2016 Comment 11 Oct 16

Kosovo-Serbia Agreements Were Doomed From the Start

It is no surprise that none of the four agreements signed last year have got anywhere when both governments have been insincere about the normalisation process from the beginning.

kosovo-war-ex-prisoners-fear-arrest-in-serbia-08-22-2016 Feature 25 Aug 16

Kosovo War Ex-Prisoners Fear Arrest in Serbia

Kosovo Albanians detained during wartime by the Serbian authorities still fear that they could be re-arrested, as the case of a man held last week at the Croatia-Serbia border highlighted.

kosovo-sporting-heroine-sets-her-sights-on-rio-07-01-2016 feature 01 Jul 16

Kosovo Sporting Heroine Sets her Sights on Rio

Judoka Champion Majlinda Kelmendi is hoping for a medal at Rio where she will represent Kosovo in the country’s first-ever Olympic Games.

kosovo-s-eu-visa-victory-leaves-serbs-feeling-cold-05-12-2016 Analysis 13 May 16

Kosovo’s EU Visa Victory Leaves Serbs Feeling Cold

Kosovo Albanians have welcomed the European Commission call to extend visa-free travel to Kosovo - but Kosovo Serbs fear they may be left out of the benefits.

azem-vllasi-vucic-understands-the-new-age--04-11-2016 Interview 12 Apr 16

Azem Vllasi, ‘Vucic Understands the New Age’

The veteran politician, rights activists and lawyer says Kosovo is on the right track, union with Albania is impossible - and Aleksandar Vucic is a more honest leader of Serbia than Boris Tadic was.

albin-kurti-i-wouldn-t-play-chess-with-vucic--03-10-2016 Interview 10 Mar 16

Albin Kurti: ‘I Wouldn’t Play Chess With Vucic’

Vetevendosije leader talks of Serbia’s new/old plans for Kosovo, why justice beats tolerance as a virtue - and why Albanians should be allowed to unite into one state one day.

fury-over-serbia-deals-left-kosovo-shaken-12-24-2015 2015 in review 30 Dec 15

Fury Over Serbia Deals Left Kosovo Shaken

While a spike in Islamist activity was one headache facing the government, violent protests against EU-brokered deals with Serbia proved the bigger challenge.

foreign-policy-setbacks-leave-kosovo-shaken-12-18-2015 Analysis 18 Dec 15

Foreign Policy Setbacks Leave Kosovo Shaken

The government was wrong to gamble on the EU granting visa liberalization as a reward for its sacrifices in talks with Serbia, experts say.

kosovo-analysts-perplexed-over-november-28th-nationalist-rally-11-27-2015-1 Analysis 28 Nov 15

Fears of Violence Dog Kosovo Opposition Rally

After opposition parties invited ‘all Albanians’ to join Saturday’s anti-government rally, the participation of football fan groups with a history of violence is raising safety concerns.